Popping the question

With December right around the corner, did you know that it’s the most popular month to ‘pop the question’?  Did you also know that more men are choosing to propose with a ‘pop of colour’?
Gemstone engagement rings have gotten more popular lately – especially with the recent engagement of Prince William & Catherine Middleton. He gave her his late mother, Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring.
Also sporting a bright beauty is Jessica Simpson – who got a ruby engagement ring.
Would you prefer a gemstone over a diamond?
Gemstones have different meanings and come in a variety of colours. He could choose your favourite colour, or match your birthstone.
Or, what about getting a ‘so-called’ used ring like the one William gave Kate? I don’t believe in any of those superstitions about a ring being cursed. The jewlery wasn’t the cause of a failed relationship, and I think if it can be reworn again and make someone else happy – then why not? Plus, pre-owned rings are better for the environment and your wallet.
Check out local pawn shops or online vendors for engagement rings. Look on sites like Kijiji, and Yes Bride to save on overhead costs, etc. The rule of spending ‘3 months’ worth of your salary on a ring is phewy. You should spend what you can afford and choose a ring that you think best suits your mate. You can have her choose the ring, or select a few that she likes for guidance. Or, you can make the choice all on your own and she should love it no matter what because she loves you.
If you’re ‘popping the question’ next month – all the best to you and your future Bride.
*Images from Google Images
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Winter Weddings

If you’re getting married this winter, you probably created a vision board and or filled a binder with images of your wedding so that you can see how it will all “come together”. If you didn’t create one, you still can. They are totally fun to do, and they help you visualize all of the components for your wedding on one page.

If you’re planning a winter wedding for next year, now is a good time to scout the magazines and blogs for ideas. A helpful hint to get you started is to pick a colour theme or notable object – like pinecones, or snowflakes, or even a pattern like plaid or damask and then go from there.

Need help forming your inspiration board? Visit Bridal Canvas, or give us a call. We’d love to meet with you for a Consultation meeting and help you structure and organize your ideas.



* Images created by Perfect Palette

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$100 off Day of Coordination Services

Weddings can be expensive – and stressful. We know that Bride’s like to save money wherever they can – so just like last year, we’re offering $100 off  Day of Coordination services if booked before December 31st, 2010.
This is a great discount if you’re a Bride that knows she wants a certified Coordinator on location for her wedding. Having your very own “Bride’s Butler” ensures that all of your details are executed as you’ve planned them and envisioned them. We’re there to work for you – to coordinate your rehearsal, pay your vendors, set-up your reception site, guide your photoshoot and to take care of any troubles or changes that arise. To learn more about why you should hire a Planner, visit our website.
Book your Day of Coordination services now and save even further as our Friendors often offer discounts to clients of The Bride’s Butler. Give us a call, or send us an email – we’d love to chat with you about how we can work together on the most important day of your life.
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Congrats Helen _ Jason!

Helen & Jason tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at Webster’s Falls on October 16th, 2010.

They contacted us back in February to secure our services for their rehearsal and ceremony. With the ceremony taking place outside, they wanted to make sure that someone was dedicated to coordinating the afternoon. From placing the chairs, setting up the shepard’s hooks with flower baskets, coordinating the Officiant & Musicians, receiving the flower delivery and assisting the wedding party – we were on-site ensuring the location was ready for their “I do’s”.

Helen & Jason were the most laid-back couple I’ve had the pleasure to work with – it was such a joy to be  a part of their special day. Helping me out on Oct 16th was Amanda, she’s looking to get involved further in Wedding Planning and I hope that assisting me brought her further motivation to stay on the path she’s currently on. Her help was very much appreciated.

Like most weddings I coordinate, I shed a tear (or two) when the Bride is about to walk down the aisle – and Helen was no exception. As she walked along the pathway towards the giant willow tree arm in arm with her Dad I couldn’t help but smile – but then the 2 of them linked up with her Mother who was waiting at the top of the aisle and that’s when I teared up.
The weather was beautiful – they couldn’t have planned it better for an outdoor ceremony! Their reception site, Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club also looked fabulous as we got to see it before we completed our services for the day.
Thanks again to Helen & Jason for including us in your most special day – and once again, CONGRATS!

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